Norwegian purl! 🤯
A few years back when we debuted Knit Stars Masterclass Season 3, Arne + Carlos showed us how they make the Norwegian purl.
And all around the world, knitters who had always been stumped by the continental purl said a collective “OOOOH AAAAHHHHHH…”
After all, lots of us love the continental knit stitch because it’s lightning fast, especially in the round…
But that purl stitch can be a booger, right?
Well, booger no more!
Click here to watch Arne Norwegian Purl like a master!
A few days ago, I walked into our Knit Stars Flagship Store and my eyes literally turned into pulsating hearts 😍
OK maybe not literally but…still!
Margaret had worked up these spectacular mittens from Arne + Carlos’s Season 3 workshop in Rowan Alpaca Soft DK, in colors hand-selected for Rowan by Arne + Carlos!
Where can you get your mitts on the pattern and yarn?
If you own Knit Stars Masterclass Season 3: North Stars Rising, the pattern is in your portal!
And did you know that Knit Stars owners have exclusive access to special yarns and kits all year round in the Knit Stars Marketplace? 🤯🤯🤯
That’s where you’ll find this kit, along with lots of other amazingly curated Knit Star / Star Dyer collabs!
Don’t own Season 3 yet? Have no fear! It’s our next Spotlight Season, so watch for lots of loving on Season 3 Stars all month, and a sale at the end of June!
To be sure you get notified about Masterclass sales, be sure to join the waitlist at KnitStars.com/masterclass.
Loops Luxe Smoothie was supposed to be a part of the fabulous GG-inspired Iconic Orange Hot Loops wall when it debuted in April.
But our friends in Peru who create our bespoke yarns are very, very picky. And when the first batch of Smoothie 80% wool / 20% silk rolled out, the silk fiber just wasn’t quite up to their standards. So they went back to the drawing board.
That meant no Smoothie in April...
But the good news is, the all-new Smoothie has arrived and it’s absolute perfection!
In a juicy palette that coordinates with many of our other Loops Luxe yarns like Fizz and Dream Bean, Smoothie makes luxury fiber accessible to more yarn lovers around the world.
Try casting on “Antarktis,” the addictive, entertaining shawl by Janina Kallio that’s so fun to make, it’s impossible to put down your needles!
You can make it with 2 skeins of Smoothie” or 2 skeins of Loops Luxe Royal Light here.
🏳️🌈 Happy Pride! 🏳️🌈
We've put together a new Pride Collection showcasing the brilliance of some of our favorite indie dyers and designers.
There are three curated projects in the collection - something for every level of fiber artist - with a percentage of all sales going to the Trevor Project. 🥰
The collection consists of:
⭐️ The "Love is Love" mittens kit by Season 7 star Lotta Lundin dyed by Twisted Ambitions Yarn.
⭐️ The "More Than A Month" shawl kit by Skeinanigans dyed by Twisted Ambitions Yarn.
⭐️ The "#PrideEverywhere" hat kit designed by Shirsty Cat Designs will be dyed by Shirsty Cat.
⭐️ The "Uneek Sock" kit designed by Urth Yarns will be dyed by Urth Yarns.
If you purchase a kit before June 12th you will get your kit by the end of the month, any kits purchased after June 12th until the end of the month will be delivered after June 30th.
Take a look at the entire “Pride” collection here!
From Tulsa to Stockholm with love… 💛🧡❤️💙💚💜
Tulsa-based indie dyer Ross of Twisted Ambitions Yarn is hand-dyeing a very special custom kit for Swedish Knit Star Lotta Lundin’s “Love is Love” mittens!
These very special statement mittens come with a handy photo tutorial, making them a doable project even for an adventurous beginner.
Pre-order this exclusive kit here, and make your own statement…or have an amazing gift ready to give when winter rolls around!
Whip up this easy yet filling salad in under 30 minutes. You’ll be so happy you did! The Vietnamese Noodle Salad from PlatesandPairings-dot-com is a perfect dinner or on-the-go lunch on a hot summer day. It’s made with chilled rice noodles, tons of veggies, and a tangy yet sweet dressing to top it off!
- 8 ounces rice noodles
- 3 Tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 clove garlic (grated or minced)
- 1 jalapeno (minced)
- 2 carrots (julienned)
- 1 red pepper (thinly sliced)
- 1 cup sliced cucumber
- 1 cup cilantro (minced)
- 1 cup Thai basil leaves
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1 cup chopped peanuts
- Lime wedges for serving (optional)
- Cook the noodles according to package directions; rinse with cold water, and set aside.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
- Toss the noodles with the dressing and vegetables. Top with fresh herbs and chopped peanuts. Serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!